BREDWELL, Stephen (Jun)


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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Stephen (Jun) BREDWELL


Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic)
Period of medical practice1599-1620
Other notesSon of 114 (? confusion: cd actually be 114). Felon 1609. Had sworn as LRCP (not necessarily been admitted) by 1610. Not in Munk.

College membership

Date became Licentiate / /1610
Offices heldLast known entry: 22 Dec 1617. Not in list 1 Jan 1628.
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notes114 & 115 cd be same man

Censorial hearings

7 Aug 1607
5 Oct 1610
EntryB failed to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?Deferred till next.
9 Nov 1610
EntryB appeared and refused to reply in Latin, or in English to 'adverse men'. Licentiate's oath and his own submission were read to him. He refused to sign the latter because it was to acknowledge the College's authority. He said that he had denied Sabacus (in his book?) and that he kept no apothecaries. He would not yield.
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Action takenOrdered to reappear.
m S Thomas 1610
EntryB brought his own form of submission, in which he described himself as a Fellow. This the College would not accept. He was still recalcitrant.
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Action takenDismissed `with the advice to recover his senses'.
4 Sep 1607
3 Nov 1609
EntryB was charged. He defended himself vigorously.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDeferred to next meeting. See E.
11 Dec 1609
EntryB failed to attend, but sent a servant with four large folio documents.
Action takenPostponed till next meeting.
m S Thomas 1609
EntryB was condemned for slanderous writings against the College, and ordered to make a public declaration of repentance at the next meeting.
Action takenCondemned, ordered to recant in public.
SentenceTo recant in public
2 April 1610
EntryB appeared, 'very impudent'.
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Action takenOrdered to reappear at the next meeting.
m S John B 1610
EntryB confessed on a 'form of submission' to 'my sins' and sought pardon. Sins, unspecified on the form, = making false and unfair statements against the College, making up medicines at home and engaging apothecaries, publishing false medical statements of the Spaniard Sabacus while ignoring Galen, and claiming to be a Fellow.
Action takenB sought the College's pardon
7 Sep 1610
EntryB had repeatedly failed to appear. In his absence, it was agreed to fine him at least £4 for contumacy, the ignorance displayed in his 'small book', and his outburst against the President. He had read and taken the LRCP oath [but had presumably not actually been admitted].
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be fined at least £4.
1 Oct 1610
EntryB had sent a letter, 'written with difficulty in Latin'.
Action takenNone. (President & Censors decided to refrain from acting.)